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From Ruediger Pluem <rpl...@apache.org>
Subject Re: svn commit: r821524 - in /apr/apr/trunk: CHANGES include/apr_network_io.h libapr.dsp network_io/beos/socketcommon.c network_io/os2/socket_util.c network_io/unix/socket_util.c test/sockchild.c test/testsock.c
Date Tue, 06 Oct 2009 19:03:36 GMT


On 10/06/2009 10:52 AM, Joe Orton wrote:

> The naming is not good here.  A TCP socket is "connected" after the 
> connection is successfully established via connect(), up until it is 
> destroyed.  From the name, I would expect this function to do would be 
> to say whether a non-blocking connect() has completed.
> 
> This function will reliably tell you that the receive part of the socket 
> has been shut down by the peer, in the case that the socket's read 
> buffer is empty.  Notably the socket may still be "connected" in that 
> state, albeit in half-duplex mode.
> 
> I'd suggest a name like:
> 
>  apr_socket_atreadeof
>  apr_socket_at_read_eof
> 
> or something similar?  The API docs should reflect that the return value 
> is 1-on-success/zero-on-failure (unusual for APR), and that the function 
> does not block.

Apart from the other discussion items (return value / name)
I improved the documentation in r822431

http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=822431&view=rev

Regards

RĂ¼diger

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